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Built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century the fort of Kumbhalgarh is located 64 kms from Udaipur. The Kumbhalgarh fort in the Aravali ranges is one of the famous forts in Rajasthan. Also, many believe its the second longest wall in the world after the great wall of China. And because of this I decided to pay it a visit.
After talking to locals we came to know that we could get a bus to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur bus stand but only a few buses go there and that too only in morning so we decided to get up early in the morning.
The next morning we were able to catch the bus to a village near Kumbhalgarh ( that’s the nearest the bus will take you). However, we didn’t know this at that time. After travelling for few hours we reached the small and rustic village. It was as if we had travelled back in time and people there were still living in the by gone era. It was a sight to behold. It was lunch time n we were really hungry so we went to a humble South Indian shop (I couldn’t believe I was having idlis in this village in South Rajasthan).
Afterwards we came to know that we had to take another bus / RTV to reach Kumbhalgarh which was another hour away. The only thing which perturbed us was that the bus frequency was very less and we were on our luck . This really jerked us as it was a remote place with less connectivity , it was far from Udaipur city with no hotels or any other tourist friendly facilities.
With many thoughts in our mind we waited in front of a grocery shop which also served as the bus stop. Annnnnd to our relief an RTV came.
After adjusting ourselves in the limited bus space we learnt from a fellow passenger that the route on which we were was actually quite dangerous. The area was inhabited by tribals and many a times robbers invaded the buses. This was a final blow to us. And the rest of our travel was spend in praying.
Let me clarify one thing. There were many tribal passengers in the bus too and they were nice. But like every individual has different traits so was the case here.
And FINALLY we reached KUMBHALGARH atleast the road to the fort. As the fort is situated atop a hill we had to rent a jeep for 400₹ to cover a distance of less than 2 kms. Also because the road was surrounded by forest which inhabits leopards. So we didn’t want to take a risk, who would?
As soon as the fort was visible all the tiredness was gone. I was super excited to be there. After buying the tickets we went exploring and it is an experience which can be better described with photos I have shared. Long Fort walls stretching across the lush green forest admist hills is an example of ethereal beauty. Never have I imagined Rajasthan to be this green.
After absorbing the beauty for hours we made our way back. Or atleast we tried. We were lost on our way back. But thats’s a story for another time.
P.S If you wanna skip this adventurous travelling you can reach Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur by a taxi for 4-5k. ✌🏼